Audi S4 Review

By Somdatta Basu   |  October 23, 2013


The Audi S4 is the perfect blend of good technical finesse, powerful engines, comfort and intelligence. These concepts are united under one symbol, the S emblem. An Audi having this S symbol in its name belongs to an impressive tradition of superior sports cars. The Audi S4 seamlessly continues the S tradition. It is available in a single variant. The Audi S4 is available in an array of the following colours - Ice Silver Metallic, Teak Brown Metallic, Ibis White, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl Effect and Brilliant Red.

Powertrain & Performance

Audi S4 is equipped with a flamboyant 3.0L TFSI V6 petrol engine with mechanical charger module that churns out 328.5 bhp @ 5500-6500 rpm. The intelligent TFSI technology has spontaneous responsiveness and exceptional power delivery across the entire range of speed. The engine is mated to 7-speed S Tronic transmission. The 6-cylinder engine promotes a dynamic driving style which is further supported by the S sports suspension. Thanks to the powerful engine and design dynamics, the car can touch 0-100 km/h in mere 5 seconds. The suspension system of Audi S4 comprises of Multilink Screw springs in the front as well as in the rear which adds to the performance at all speeds.

Build & Styling

Audi S4 boasts of amazing design technique, with the fascia generating its strong presence. The exterior features confidently - placed Xenon Plus headlamps with day-time running lights, LED rear lights, front fog light, sensor (light and rain), aluminium exterior mirror housings and rear spoiler. The radiator grille possesses high aesthetic calibre in respect of its finish, material and design. The S4 lives up to its brand name and brings striking design details on its exterior. Audi S4 sits on cast aluminium wheels in 5 parallel-spoke design. The well-flared wheel arches lend extra width to the appearance of the front end.

The interior is luxurious with inlays in matte brushed aluminium, scuff plates in door with 'S' badge and Alcantara/leather combination upholstery. The Audi S4 has a leather covered multifunctional 3-spoke sports steering wheel with paddle shift and floor mats. The S emblem is also present on the steering wheel. The well-lit instrument panel of Audi S4 is driver friendly in the typical Audi way. The information is communicated predominantly via the instrument cluster. The other comfort features present in Audi S4 are electrically adjustable front seats, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, Audi Parking System Plus, storage package, three-zone automatic air conditioning, Driver seat with memory function and sports front seats.

Audi has never let its customer down when it comes to safety. The S4 is built with systems like ABS, Anti-theft Bolts, Anti-theft Alarm, Audi Active Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, First Aid Kit and warning triangle which control the drive and alarm the driver when needed. The airbags which cushion the cabin when the car faces a collision enhance the trust of customers on the name Audi.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Auto release function
    • Airbags
    • Cruise control
  • Cons

    • Highly priced